Right Field – Randy Winn (2008)
Much like Torres, it’s hard to find anyone in the Giants organization who doesn’t love Hunter Pence. His impact is legendary, from his speeches in 2012 to his production in 2014.
His spirit, enthusiasm, and joy for life seemed to infuse talent into his teammates and get the absolute best out of the Giants during their World Series runs.
With that said, the best season of the Bochy era belongs to Randy Winn.
His 4 WAR season in 2008 is better than any season Pence put in.
That doesn’t diminish anything Pence did for the Giants, but it also reminds Giants fans just how good Winn was.
His slashline of .306/.363/.426 for an OPS of .790 was great despite a dismal overall season for the Giants in 2008.
For a team that finished 72-90, it’s hard to imagine anything positive from 2008, but Winn’s steady bat and defense was always underrated during his five seasons in San Francisco.
After finding out the Giants lost out on the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, there are more questions than answers about who will play right field in 2019.